Thanksgiving was not the same for me this year. I had to work. I think it might be the first Thanksgiving that I really worked (not just been on-call) in 7yrs. I think that is a pretty good track record for a nurse. However, when I thought that I might get to be on-call for half the shift, I was excited. At least I would get spend some time with my family during the day. Unfortunately I ended up working about 10 of my 12hrs (with a short escape to the house around lunch time). We were incredibly busy. By the end of the day we had discharged 11 patients (10 of which were mine) and only had 6 patients left. Then yesterday work called and asked if I could come help for a couple of hours - what? - I just left that place and cleared out most of the patients. They had 2 patients in labor and several other admissions throughout the night. So the sucker that I am, went in for a couple hours to help.
All in all I still got to eat the fabulous thanksgiving meal cooked by everyone else (Jared even made the sweet potato casserole that I was supposed to make - so yummy!) and we spent some time with Jared's family eating left overs yesterday. Not an ideal thanksgiving - but I'll take what I can get. I am truly thankful for my family. My family is my world!!!
I don't have any pictures of thanksgiving this year b/c I wasn't there, but here are some other pictures from recently.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the Christmas season and remembering why it is we celebrate Christmas.